Dreaming of healthy, long locks? Our top tips for growing your hair

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Are you bored of your short locks and looking to grow your hair out to a long, lustrous style? Well, it is important to remember that achieving the healthy mane of your dreams takes a little more effort than simply skipping a hair appointment. In fact, regular trips to the hairdressers can help ensure that your hair is well nurtured and allowed to develop into a strong and healthy-looking style.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and grow out your hair, we’ve put together some great tips to help you on your journey…

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1. Book frequent trims 

Although it may seem a little counterintuitive to get your haircut when you want it to grow, booking in regular trims can ensure that your hair is kept healthy and strong. Indeed, hair that is simply left to its own devices is susceptible to split ends and breakage that can leave your mane looking rugged and unkept. It can even lead to the loss of length, as well as volume and shine. Ask your hairdresser for advice on how often your hair will need trimming to maintain its lustre.

2. Healthy hair starts at the scalp

Beauty begins within. That’s true for your hair as well-which starts at your scalp!

Treat your scalp like skin—because it is! Scalp buildup can cause hair loss if left untreated and the dead skin, oil, and sweat can clog your hair follicles. This can be super uncomfortable resulting in dandruff, psoriasis, flakey scalp, etc. Making sure we use plant based, clean products is one thing to ensure minimal product buildup but just like our body on our skin, our scalp needs some TLC too. Exfoliate, cleanse, balance and protect with Aveda’s Pramāsana™ scalp care range, this three step scalp treatment uses a dry brushing ritual. Purchase the products to do at home or indulge in an invigorating scalp treatment in-salon.
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4. Protect those locks

Heated tools such as blow dryers, straighteners and curling wands can dry out your hair and make it more susceptible to breakage, thereby stunting growth. If you are intent on using heat, try to keep the temperature as low as possible and use heat protection products to ensure minimal damage.

These are our top Aveda picks!

To apply on wet hair: Aveda Nutriplenish Leave-in Conditioner 

Give your hair added hydration and protection. This lightweight spray protects hair against heat and UV damage with naturally derived UV filters, leaving it softer, stronger and more manageable.

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To apply on dry hair: Aveda Heat relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist

97% naturally derived* thermal dry spray that protects hair from heat up to 450 degrees during restyling, instantly conditions and infuses hair with calming shampure™ aroma.

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5. Stop shampooing your hair everyday

If you’ve fallen into a routine of washing your hair every day, try to break out of it. Giving your hair a break from shampoo will allow the natural oils on your scalp to nourish your locks, repairing and hydrating them. Aim for two washes a week or, if you’re prone to greasiness, three. To keep hair looking fresh, a spritz of Aveda Dry Shampoo is our dry favourite freshener or if you’re after a liquid based dry shampoo try Aveda micellar infused Rinseless Refresh!

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6. Think about your diet

The health of your hair is very much dependent on your diet. To promote healthy growth, try to increase your protein intake with foods such as nuts, beans, whole grains, or fish. Adding vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc will also contribute to luscious locks, by not only promoting new growth but will support hair fall as well.

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7. Be gentle when your hair is wet

Hair is more fragile when it is wet, using the right brush is a huge factor for the health of your hair, try to use a brush specially designed for wet hair such as a Tangle Teezer or the Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush which has extended bristles for easy detangling!

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Visit Solace With Love for personalised advice and information on looking after your hair, for a free consultation of any kind, or to buy our products – we’d love to invite you to our space 🙂

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